Ann Froomberg - silks/fused glass
Tel: 07932 477179
About me: I graduated in 1978 with a degree in printed textile design from Middlesex Polytechnic (previously Hornsey Art School). I subsequently established my design studio and have been designing commercially on a freelance basis ever since, creating original hand-painted artwork for various surface pattern, printed fashion fabrics, printed/woven furnishing fabrics, giftwrap and packaging. Joining the EFO has encouraged me to rediscover my original skills to hand paint silks.
About my work: Aside from my commercial designwork I also create watercolour and acrylic paintings which I consider "wall decorations", directly influenced by my love of textile design and passion for colour. I hand paint silks, a luxury for me to celebrate vibrant silk dyes without worrying about the constraints of commercial printing ... I can enjoy the simple freedom of painting and exploring the dyes on this most sumptuous of fabrics.
Recently I have ventured into the world of jewellery, creating unusual earrings from silk, threads and beads.
Thanks to the generosity of glass artist Pat Marvell, I have started experimenting with fused glass, making earrings and cuff links.
I am also a member of N12 Artists
you can also find images on Instagram and my Ann Froomberg hand painted silks Facebook page